ITV’s ‘Deep Water’ is compelling viewing


Deep Water, ITV’s new Lake District-set drama series, takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride that will have them at the edge of their seats.

Starring Anna FrielSinead Keenan, and Rosalind Eleazar as Lisa Kallisto, Roz Toovey, and Kate Riverty, respectively, Deep Water is an Anna Symon adaptation of the Paula Daly written Windermere novel series. Symon’s previous work includes such productions as Dark Matters: Twisted But True, Indian Summers, and Mrs Wilson.

When is Deep Water on TV?

The first episode hit television screens in the UK on the ITV network Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 9 PM (GMT). Each episode, thereafter, with the final episode scheduled for Wednesday, 18 September 2019, will hit television screens on consecutive Wednesdays.

Where is Deep Water set?

With the extraordinarily picturesque Lake Windermere as the production’s setting, in Deep Water, the narrative follows the lives of three “complex and vibrant” women. The exact description for the series, even though it really doesn’t do justice to the work either Daly or Symon did, reads: “A modern day look at family through the eyes of three women as they work to balance work and life pressures.”

What is Deep Water about?

Lisa, Kate, and Roz are each trying to do their best for their respective families. With life not a bed of roses, each of the women face significant challenges. Because of their respective challenges, they much make “tough choices with difficult and often messy repercussions.”

The connection between the three women is their children. The children attend the same school. The three women, as mother’s do, congregate at the school gates. Because they are waiting on their respective children, it doesn’t take much for them to get chatting. Regardless of where you live in the British Isles, this behaviour is a fact of life.

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Friel, who’s acting credits stem to the early 1980s, is mother-of-three Lisa Kallisto. Because of how she “juggles her hectic family life with running a business,” Lisa is practically a superhero constantly on the move with little time to put her fee up and relax. Joe (Steven Cree), Lisa’s husband, is a taxi driver that works all hours of the day and night.

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Roz, a physiotherapist by profession, is played by Sinead Keenan. Keenan, known by whovians for playing Addams in the two-part Doctor Who story ‘The End of Time,’ is exceptional. Her character, who once had a thriving private practice, is now on the brink of financial collapse because of the choices Winston Hill (Charlie Carrick) has made over the years.

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The third woman the series revolves around is Kate Riverty. Kate, played by Rosalind Eleazar, seems to have the life that everyone wants. She’s “wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled” and has a “highly organised family life.” Married to Guy (Alastair Mackenzie), Kate is the mother of two children, Lucinda (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness) and Fergus (Rico Canadinhas).

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